Expect to be charmed upon your arrival in Georgioupolis. From the eucalyptus trees that line its streets to the beautiful village square and harbour, this seaside town on Crete’s northern coast is a captivating place in which to take a break. Golden sandy beaches extend kilometres to the east and come well equipped with sunloungers and a choice of bars and restaurants. Although the town itself is compact and peaceful, Georgioupolis holidays have a buzz to them.
Sampling the atmosphere at the local tavernas and bars scattered throughout the town is highly recommended on holidays to Georgioupolis, as is embracing Cretan food and drink. You won’t tire of the village’s considerable charms, but if you do want to explore further afield, there are plenty of lakes and hiking trails close by, giving further reason still to make Georgioupolis your next escape.
Go looking for terrapins
Crete’s only freshwater lake, Lake Kournas, is just a 10-minute drive away. It’s a haven for wildlife, including terrapins, eels and various types of bird.
Explore the coastline
Take a trip to the eye-catching, stark white Agios Nikolaos chapel, which sits at the end of a long, rocky path leading out into the ocean.
Watch the world go by
The village square is at the heart of local life in Georgioupolis. Order a coffee or a raki (anise-flavoured alcoholic drink), sit back and soak up the atmosphere.